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Daw Aung San Suu Kyis’s Statement on the Release of Political Prisoners (2016)

Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016

AAPP welcomes the statement from the State Counsellors office on April 7 2016 concerning the intended release of political prisoners in Burma. This statement demonstrates that the release of political prisoners, political activists, students and supporters who are facing trial because of their political activities is a first priority of the elected NLD-led government. AAPP deeply welcomes this sentiment. The statement from the State Counsellors office included three potential methods of securing the release of political prisoners.  Two of the... Read more ➤

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Political Prisoner List (04/2016)

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

AAPP’s political prisoners list includes individuals that fall under the definition of a political prisoner that was developed during the joint workshop between AAPP and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) in August 2014. AAPP holds records of 121 political prisoners (including political activists, land rights activists and farmers) currently incarcerated in Burma’s jails, and a further 414 political activists awaiting trial. Activists staging protests are continually indicted under sections 18 and 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and ... Read more ➤

INTERVIEW (04/2016): DVB Interview AAPP Secretary Ko Tate Naing

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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AAPP and FPPS host Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners

Posted: Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Date 25 March 2016 On March 25, 2016 AAPP and FPPS held a “Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners” who perished inside interrogation centers and prisons whilst contributing, each in their own way, to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma. The Ceremony paid tribute to fallen political prisoners and celebrated the 16th year anniversary of AAPP’s establishment. Secretary of AAPP, Tate Naing opened the ceremony speaking about the struggle for democracy in Burma and the sacrifices made by many political prisoners over ... Read more ➤

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Ko Htin Kyaw Profile

Posted: Friday, March 25th, 2016

Name — Ko Htin Kyaw Age —— 52 Religion —- Buddhist Parents Name —– U Hlaing SECTION OF LAW: May 5: Section 505(b) of the Penal Code (statements conducive to mischief) and Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (all charges stemming from this arrest are under these sections of law) December 17: Sections 18 & 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act) SENTENCING HISTORY: June 4: 3 months, Section 18, Kyautada District Court June 23: 6 months, Section 505(b), South Okka... Read more ➤

February 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, 19 political activists were arrested in total, nine individuals were sentenced and one was released. Eleven political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 45 new charges were piled on activists. On February 1, 122 former political prisoners, including poets, singers, writers, lawyers, teachers and doctors took their seats as the new members of parliament. Amidst the transition, the use of Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act to arrest and imprison political activist... Read more ➤

AAPP Calls for the Release of Nilar Thein (2016)

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

On February 24, 2016 Ma Nilar Thein, secretary of Women’s Affairs at the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, was arrested for her alleged participation in a protest in Rangoon in February 2015 showing unity and support of the students advocating for education reform at Letpadan Township, Bago Division. Later that day she was charged under Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act by Mayangone township court and sent to Insein prison. The case against Ma Nilar Thein was brought to the court by Mayangone township police... Read more ➤

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Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners and Family Members

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

AAPP and FPPS will hold a ” Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners ” Who perished inside interrogation centers and prisons whilst contributing, each in their own way, to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma, The Ceremony will pay tribute to fallen political prisoners and celebrate the 16th year anniversary of AAPP’s establishment. We would like to respectfully invite you to attend the Ceremony Honoring Fallen Political Prisoners who gave their lives in the struggle toward democracy. The list of Fallen Politic... Read more ➤

January 2016 AAPP Monthly Chronology

Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2016

MONTH IN REVIEW This month, seven political activists were arrested in total, 12 individuals were sentenced, and 69 were released. Nineteen political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. After encountering sustained pressure from international governments and human rights groups, the Presidential Office decided to release 52 political prisoners on January 22 as part of a presidential amnesty. However, as those released in the amnesty walked free, dozens were arrested and sentenced for their political actions this month and a plethora of... Read more ➤

AAPP Raises Concerns Despite Presidential Amnesty (2016)

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2016

AAPP Raises Concerns Despite Presidential Amnesty January 22, 2016 Today – January 22, 2016- the Government of Burma released 102 prisoners in a presidential amnesty under Section 401/ B of the Criminal Procedure. Among those released were 52 political prisoners. While AAPP welcomes the release of political prisoners we maintain our concern for the remaining political prisoners and for the 408 currently awaiting trial for political actions. Of particular concern are the students and supporters who have been awaiting trial in detention si... Read more ➤